Rajiv Bajaj has confirmed that more than 1 motorcycle will be launched – Likely to be a roadster and scrambler body style to rival Royal Enfield
Collaborations with international brands have been on the rise in the Indian two-wheeler segment. Some examples include TVS-BMW and the recent agreement between Hero MotoCorp and Harley Davidson.
Another notable mention is Bajaj Auto, which appears to be getting better with such collaborations. The company is already manufacturing KTM and Husqvarna bikes for both domestic and international markets. Bajaj will soon be producing bikes for British brand Triumph Motorcycles as well. Not only that, Bajaj has now taken over Triumph India operations.
Bajaj-Triumph Motorcycle Launch Date Announced
The JV between Bajaj and Triumph is aimed to manufacture low-cost motorcycles for the British brand to broaden its sales horizon. These new motorcycles are designed and developed entirely in the UK. Manufacturing will be handled by Bajaj. These motorcycles will be manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s new manufacturing facility in Chakan, near Pune.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Rajiv Bajaj has announced the launch date of the first range of Bajaj-Triumph motorcycles. The launch will take place on Tuesday 27th June, 2023 in London. Yes, it will be a global launch event, which will be handled by Triumph. The motorcycles will be wearing Triumph branding. Take a look at the detailed interview below, from about the 8 minute mark.
#CNBCTV18Exclusive | #India cannot build a future with so many subsidies in any sector, Rajiv Bajaj, MD, #BajajAuto. Tells @_prashantnair, @_soniashenoy & @Nigel__DSouza that #FAME subsidies being withdrawn will not have a big impact in the long run. pic.twitter.com/JDKEe8XA4x
— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18News) April 21, 2023
New Bajaj-Triumph motorcycles will be aimed at Indian as well as global markets. They are likely to be offered in engine options of 250cc and 400cc. Various body styles will be on offer. Some of them spied already include a roadster and a scrambler. Triumph has registered new motorcycle names – Adventurer, Hurricane and Street Tracker.
Bajaj Triumph Motorcycles To Rival Royal Enfield
Test mules of Bajaj-Triumph bikes have been spotted globally and even in India. A lot of design elements found on recently spotted Indian test mules match that of global ones. We’re talking about a neo-retro design language that is lifted straight from Triumph’s Street lineup. A simplistic design with funky elements gave them an old-world charm.
For starters, there are two models being introduced, one is a neo-retro street bike and the other is a scrambler. Both models are likely to be offered with two engine options as well. One a 250cc and the other, a 400cc. Elements like USD front forks, rear mono-shock, alloy wheels, single-disc setup at both ends, round headlights and turn indicators and bar-end mirror up the retro appeal.
Pricing & Rivals
There are speculations in place suggesting that Bajaj-Triumph will only launch the smaller 250cc offerings in India, while 400cc offerings (or 350cc) might only be limited to global markets. Specs of these engines are not yet out, but the smaller 250cc mill should make around 30 bhp, while the larger motor might develop around 40 bhp. Pricing for the smaller 250cc model might start from Rs. 2.5 lakh (ex-sh). India launch has been confirmed for July – Sep 2023 period.